Fjord Inspired Flexibility
Through stretching, we gain flexibility and agility. By engaging in a series of exercises on a Fjord Horse, we can experience equine assisted psychotherapy while gaining strength and agility. Fjords offer a safe, sturdy, gentle, and voluptuous medium on which to engage in such exercises. Their movement also offers a smooth, soft, rolling gait which is natural to the stride of a human. Combined, these exercises in elongation and movement can be very therapeutic to people limited in reach, movement and strength. The overall benefits create awareness of ones physical body, emotions and breathing. In this way, a greater mind-body-spirit connection can be made. Through Fjord-Inspired Flexibility classes, humans can relieve physical and emotional pain and feel revitalized and nourished.
Classes are offered on a 2:1 ratio where two individuals work with one Fjord Horse. One participant accompanies the horse on the ground while the other individual works through a series of exercises on the horses’s back (both at a walk and a halt). Participants exchange roles and repeat the exercises. Within one hour, each participant develops their horsemanship skills, breathing techniques, flexibility, mobility, strength and agility. With the help of a Fjord Horse, we can do almost anything!
Calm your mind, develop conscious breathing, heighten your physical awareness, and gently open tight spaces in your body by uniting with a Fjord partner. Try this approach and enhance your connection to and communication with the horses and yourself. You don’t have to be flexible or have any horse experience to participate. There are a wide variety of poses from beginner to advanced. Something for everyone!
“Together we can do so much, Alone we can do so little..”